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U. S. Virgin Islands Has a New SP Director

Jacqueline Greenridge-Payne, NRP has been a first response leader and educator for over twenty years and has been involved in EMS for more than 35 years. Jackie has worked as a first responder, firefighter, EMT, Paramedic, EMS Supervisor, EMS Instructor and EMS executive through her career. She graduated from the Central Texas College certified as Practical Nurse and Paramedic. She has held advanced certifications in EMS Education, American Heart Association Instructor for BLS, ACLS and PALS, International Trauma Life Support and others!

Jackie brings a pragmatic, business-oriented perspective as the SP Director of the U. S. Virgin Islands (USVI). Jacqueline is well known in the USVI community as someone who is very passionate about all EMS matters. Almost every first responder on St. Croix can say they have received training from her as the District Training Officer. Jackie has served as the Family Advisory Network Representative for the past six years and will continue to do so until a replacement is found.

Kendrick Joins EMSC as Missouri SP Coordinator

Liz Kendrick, EMT-P, BA, joined EMSC in the role of EMS for Children Program Coordinator for Missouri in November 2018. Liz has been in EMS for 4 years and continues to work as a paramedic for University Ambulance Service in Columbia, MO. Liz enjoys being active in educational and field opportunities throughout the region, and is very much enjoying working with our state resources to drastically improve pediatric emergency care in Missouri.

In her spare time, Liz enjoys camping with her husband and two sons. She also enjoys a good book or Netflix series!

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Tennessee State Partnership Staffing Update

Natasha Kurth join the Tennessee EMS for Children office as the new Executive Director. With a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Healthcare Administration, Natasha has healthcare management experience in both the private sector and the US Army. She has worked in the healthcare field for over 10 years including roles in clinic operations, patient administration, project management, strategic planning, marketing and organizational operations. She has direct experience with physician practices, acute and post-acute care settings and payor organizations. While serving in the Army, she developed Fort Campbell’s Emergency Action Plan with the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Nashville, TN. She discovered her love of emergency medicine as she was earning her EMT license. Natasha lives near Nashville with her husband and their fur babies.

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